COVID-19 Update 16 April

COVID-19 update 16 April
Kia ora koutou

You will have heard the Prime Minister outline the high level descriptions of COVID-19 alert levels, with a focus on alert level 3.

We are still at alert level 4.

There is a lot of detail to work through to operationalise the re-opening of schools and early learning services when that decision is taken.

The Government’s announcement has been made taking full account of Public Health advice.

We have organised meetings with peak bodies in the next couple of days and will work with more of you starting next week.

We will work through the practical issues that need to be addressed and provide the support you need to do the very best we can.  We will give you time to do this.

These are difficult and unprecedented times.  I have really appreciated your leadership, professionalism and agility.  Thank you.

I look forward to working with you.
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